Graduate Admissions Requirements-SIS

Questions?

  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 230 Washington, DC 20016-8075

    Tubman, Jonathan G.
    Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies

Mailing Address

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all programs require:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;

• Transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended. If the original transcripts/degree confirmation is not in English, certified English translations must be provided. For some programs, international applicants must provide a course by course evaluation of transcripts by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

• 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work; and Two recommendation letters

• International students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 100 IBT or an IELTS score of 7 or Pearson Test of English score of 68.

• GRE: MA applicants holding bachelor's degrees (or will hold before commencing graduate studies) from English-speaking universities are required to submit official result of the GRE. MA applicants holding master's degrees or above from English-speaking institution at the time of application are not required to submit the GRE. All PhD applicants are REQUIRED to submit the GRE. TOEFL/IELTS/PET/Kansas Test: Required for all programs if the student's native language is not English. This requirement can be waived if the student holds (or will hold before commencing graduate studies) a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university whose language of instruction is English in a country where English is also the official language.

For more information contact sisgrad@american.edu or +1-202-885-1646

Other Schools and Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences A-G
College of Arts and Sciences H-T
Kogod School of Business
School of Communication
School of Public Affairs
Washington College of Law

School of International Service

 

 Area of Study   Degree Required Exam Deadline for Fall/Spring Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
 Comparative & Regional Studies MA GRE*
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15

Global Environmental Policy
MA
 GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15

 International Communication MA
 GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15

 International Development  MA  GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
 Development Management MS  GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
 International Economic
Relations
 MA  GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15  
 Global Governance, Politics & Security MA
GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15  
 International Peace &
Conflict Resolution
 MA GRE*
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
International Relations
(Online)

MA
GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15  
 United States Foreign Policy
and National Security
 MA GRE*
 (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15  
 International Service
(Executive Master’s degree)
Master, International Service
GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
International Economics
Joint MA- SIS/CAS
GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
International Media
 Joint MA- SIS/SOC GRE*
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
 Ethics Peace and Global
Affairs
 Joint MA- SIS/CAS
GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15

Peace and Conflict Resolution
w/ Teaching

Dual MA- SIS/CAS GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Sept. 15
 
 Social Enterprise MA GRE* Feb. 15
GMAT accepted in lieu of the GRE.
International Relations
PhD GRE Dec. 15
Fall Admission only